Earn 5,000 Miles flying Alaska International Partners

Earn 5,000 Miles flying Alaska International Partners From March 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020, passengers flying an Alaska Airlines partner airline internationally and crediting the flight to their Alaska Mileage Plan account will receive a minimum of 5,000 Redeemable Miles per flight on trips to or from North America.  Round trip flights would earn … Read more

Alaska and Qantas Partnership Devalued

Alaska and Qantas Partnership Devalued Alaska Airlines prides itself on their generous Mileage Plan where one mile flown earns you one frequent flyer mile.  While that is still true when you fly on an Alaska plane, no matter the cost of your ticket, over the past few years the earning rates on partner airlines has … Read more

2018 Year In Miles

2018 Year In Miles Another year of travel is now in the books.  2017 was my most traveled year yet.  This year I cut back on my travel — I was in school and had to cut back my work hours which meant less disposable income and time for travel.  I was only able to … Read more

Qantas 787 Economy SFO-MEL

Qantas (QF) 787 Economy SFO-MEL Recently Qantas introduced a direct flight from San Fransisco to Melbourne on their new Boeing 787-900 aircraft.  At 15.5 hours, Flight 50 is a long flight though not as long as their other 787 route Perth to London.  Below is my experience with the route in November, 2018. Pre Departure … Read more

Qantas First Class Lounge LAX

Qantas First Class Lounge LAX There has been a lot of blog posts written about the Qantas First Class Lounge LAX.  Many crown it the best lounge in the US.  I had not visited until my visit prior to my flight on Japan Airlines in First Class.  I was flying SEA-LAX-NRT and had a few … Read more